What is a registered behavior technician?
As a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), you can seek professional opportunities in a variety of growing industries not limited to psychiatric technicians and aids, behavioral disorders and mental health, and education. In this role, RBTs often leverage their training and education to help the board-certified behavior analysts as they are improving people's behavior.
What does a registered behavior technician do?
As an RBT, your responsibilities may vary but, according to Indeed.com, can include the following:
- Monitoring and sharing client progress with family members and caretakers
- Assisting families to help the client achieve milestones
- Conducting behavioral or other psychiatric assessments
- Working with patients and clients to develop their physical and emotional skills
- Observing and documenting behavior data, including improvements and regressions
- Assisting patients with daily living skills
- Helping behavioral analysts prepare client materials
What kind of salary can I expect as a registered behavior technician?
Behavior technicians are paid an average annual salary of $36,280, with over 32,880 currently employed in the U.S.
Does this course prepare me for a certification?
Yes. This course meets all the BACB eligibility requirements including the 40-hour training and Initial Competency Assessment. A background check is also included in the cost of the course.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification. Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered with.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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